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WASHINGTON: The US has urged members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group to support India's membership into the elite grouping.

"The United States calls on Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) participating governments to support India's application when it comes up at the NSG plenary, which I think is next week," State Department Spokesman John Kirby told reporters at his daily news conference yesterday.

"I'm not going to get ahead of how that's going to go or hypothesise and speculate about where it's going to go, but we've made clear that we support the application," Kirby said in response to a question.

During the US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, US President Barack Obama welcomed India's application to the 48-member grouping.

The US has been pushing for India's NSG membership.

Earlier, ahead of a meeting here US Secretary of State John Kerry had written a letter to the NSG member countries which are not supportive of India's bid, saying they should "agree not to block consensus on Indian admission".

A joint statement issued after talks between Modi and Obama said the US called on NSG participating governments to support India's application when it comes up at the NSG Plenary later this month.

India, though not a member, enjoys the benefits of membership under a 2008 exemption to NSG rules for its atomic cooperation deal with the US.

The NSG looks after critical issues relating to nuclear sector and its members are allowed to trade in and export nuclear technology. The NSG works under the principle of unanimity and even one country's vote against India will scuttle its bid.

The US support has come a day after China's official media expressed concern about India's entry, saying it will "shake" the strategic balance in South Asia and make India a "legitimate" nuclear power.

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Is this what India got in return for making America their largest defence import partner (replacing Russia), as well as signing the CISMOA/LSA that would allow American troops to operate out of Indian soil?

If so, then it's a bad deal. Even American allies in the West like Ireland and Austria are opposing India's NSG membership.

America is having trouble reigning in their allies recently. Like when they warned their allies not to join China's AIIB, and they all ignored the warning and joined anyway.
 

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Is this what India got in return for making America their largest defence import partner (replacing Russia), as well as signing the CISMOA/LSA that would allow American troops to operate out of Indian soil?

If so, then it's a bad deal. Even American allies in the West like Ireland and Austria are opposing India's NSG membership.

America is having trouble reigning in their allies recently. Like when they warned their allies not to join China's AIIB, and they all ignored the warning and joined anyway.
What does china get by opppsing India at NSG,other than pushing it towards US pivot to contain china.
 

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Neither China nor the other western hold outs would veto.

India would be member of NSG next week.
 

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If so, then it's a bad deal. Even American allies in the West like Ireland and Austria are opposing India's NSG membership.
Not anymore. They've softened their stand.

The only wrench in the wheel is China, which is not surprising as it has to back its deeper than ocean friend. This in spite of a fairly huge Sino-Indian trade relationship amounting to almost $80 billion!

If China doesn't play ball, then India needs to stop Chinese companies from infrastructure development in India which is worth billions of dollars as well as reduce trade. India should also ask the Chinese to pack up and go home where the Chennai-New Delhi HSR worth over $15 billion is concerned.

The Chinese can't have the cake and eat it too.
 

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Chinese keep on propping up Pakistan against India and expect India not to return favor by getting closer to American camp??

Very naive indeed. The more Chinese put up hurdles in India's way, the more Indians are going to side with US.
 

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What does china get by opppsing India at NSG,other than pushing it towards US pivot to contain china.
China can't bear to see the rise of India as its competitor. That's why it's been using a low cost strategy against India by propping up Pakistan to keep India engaged and diverted in needless conflict.
 

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Chinese keep on propping up Pakistan against India and expect India not to return favor by getting closer to American camp??

Very naive indeed. The more Chinese put up hurdles in India's way, the more Indians are going to side with US.
What's new? India has always been trying to use the USA against China.

But the USA ended up using India as a meat shield against China instead:

Nehru pleaded for US help against China in 1962 - Times of India

It has always been the same story. But as they found out to their detriment, that doesn't work against China. No one in the world is going to start a war with China on India's behalf.
 

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Is this what India got in return for making America their largest defence import partner (replacing Russia), as well as signing the CISMOA/LSA that would allow American troops to operate out of Indian soil?

If so, then it's a bad deal. Even American allies in the West like Ireland and Austria are opposing India's NSG membership.

America is having trouble reigning in their allies recently. Like when they warned their allies not to join China's AIIB, and they all ignored the warning and joined anyway.
The biggest catch for India is UNSC security council seat, not NSG membership !
 

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What's new? India has always been trying to use the USA against China.

But the USA ended up using India as a meat shield against China instead:

Nehru pleaded for US help against China in 1962 - Times of India

It has always been the same story. But as they found out to their detriment, that doesn't work against China. No one in the world is going to start a war with China on India's behalf.
What has china done to gain Indian confidence,you have been arming Pakistan for decades.and you blame we are moving to US.you guys even dint allow a resolution on a terrorist.
I always felt India and china cooperating have a very good and big impact in the region and it can be truly asian century.but china is making all the wrong choices and pushing India away.
 

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What has china done to gain Indian confidence,you have been arming Pakistan for decades.and you blame we are moving to US.you guys even dint allow a resolution on a terrorist.
I always felt India and china cooperating have a very good and big impact in the region and it can be truly asian century.but china is making all the wrong choices and pushing India away.
You know that China and Pakistan only got close AFTER 1959 (when India hosted China's largest separatist group) and AFTER 1962 (when India started a Forward Policy against China while we were in the middle of the worst famine in our history).

In fact China-Pakistan cooperation came much later than that, Pakistan was primarily a US ally at that point. Ayub Khan was in fact very pro-America and anti-China.
 
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The Americans are facing stiff resistance. If the Americans are going to make unprecedented exceptions, they should gear up for for a nuclear arms race.
 

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